West Group Hosts FirmSite WorkSpace
West Group and eRoom Technology have collaborated on FirmSite WorkSpace -- Powered by eRoom, an Extranet for the legal market. It will help law firms manage cases and collaborate electronically with their legal teams, clients and co-counsel. Security features include user authentication, access management, encrypted file transfer, digital certificates and firewall-protected servers.
West also announced the release of Westlaw Anywhere, to provide wireless access to its Westlaw research service. It allows access via Palm VIIx handhelds using Palm.Net service.
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LawExpress.com customers can talk to an attorney for legal advice, and select from a network of lawyers for representation, says ARAG Group, which administers legal advisory plans. The site includes general legal information about law. It will soon include an online document assembly tool, Rapidocs, from Epoch Technologies.
Telephone consultations are offered for $34.95. The company says it is seeking "quality counsel" to add to its roster.
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LLRX.com, a site dedicated to Internet legal research and technology-related issues, has introduced a new database that contains links to more than 700 sources for state and federal court rules, forms and dockets, etc. Researchers can browse or search by keyword, the company says.
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ArcItUp software archives and retrieves documents on networks, Intranet, and the Internet, says developer BroadGun Software, of Australia. It features keyword and full-text indexing, document query, customizable access control and support for Secure Sockets Layer protocols for document security, it says.
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TheLaw.com has announced a partnership with Peachtree.com (part of Sage Group PLC) to assist small businesses.
Co-founder Edward I. Koch said the venture is designed to provide legal and tax information, as well as access to qualified counsel. It is a part of a suite of legal Web sites aimed at the legal profession, which also include TheLawPlus.com; TheLawX.com; and TheLawU.com.
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Internet startup AmeriCounsel.com has launched OPT (Open Practice Tools), which the company says will "promote open standards and processes through which lawyers and legal technologists can leveage each other's work, and set up organizational frameworks within which that work can be traded and evolved."
The Needham, Mass., company also announced the launch of its Web site, which was developed by Network Commerce Inc. The site is designed to be an "e-commerce marketplace for legal services, in which low, flat fees for clients are integrated with cutting edge technology tools for lawyers," the company says.
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The Modem Reference
Information Today Inc. has released The Modem Reference, 4th Edition, under its CyberAge Books imprint. By Michael Banks, it explains the concepts behind computer data, data encoding and transmission, and supporting hardware. Information: Reader Response card no. 293.
Lexis-Nexis, and Lawline.com will offer continuing legal education courses through the lexis.com Web site, the companies announced. The courses are offered in multi-bandwideth audio and video, with printable transcripts.
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PaperFly 1.0, an application service provider platform, provides firms with worldwide, 24/7, Web-based availability of documents and files, says PaperFly Corp. Security features include designating registered users to restrict access to stored documents and information, and also limiting what types of documents can be accessed.
Users can add files to the storage site by e-mailing or faxing documents to PaperFly, or by uploading directly to the site.
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PosteCS is an Internet-based document delivery service developed by the United States Postal Service, Canada Post, and La Poste, under the direction of the International Post Corp. Users can send electronic files over the Internet, utilizing security features such as encryption, and password protection. Files are not sent as e-mail attachments, but rather a temporary Web site is created to display the documents. The recipient receives notification that a document is waiting for them, and, includes a link to the URL to access the document.
Documents can be tracked, and the sender receives updates about the status of transmission: confirmation the document has been sent, a copy of the URL, and notice that the recipient has viewed the document, etc.
The service also offers the U.S. Postal Service's Electronic Postmark digital authentication seal, which combines tamper detection with an official time-and-date seal.
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